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Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in May

WASHINGTON, DC, 20 March 2016 — We will conduct a Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on May 12-15. Join us for this four-day immersion in the Visual Storytelling Language. Go to http://billgentile.com/live-workshops for details. Use the code word, VJWLIVE, for the $100 Spring Discount! Use the code word, VETERANVJW, for the $200 Veteran’s […]

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Backpack Journalism at Bogota Event

BOGOTA, Colombia, 12 March 2016 — I delivered a 40-minute address on using cell phones to make documentaries, in an auditorium full of journalists at the IX Encuentro of Investigative Journalism in Bogota, Colombia, See http://www.epicdr.org. Terrific event, and am honored to be here. I’m conducting a three-hour workshop this afternoon. (Photo by Janine Warner) […]

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“Through Their Eyes” at Morgan State

BALTIMORE, MD, 9 March 2016 — Students and instructors at Morgan State University watch “Through Their Eyes,” an award-winning documentary that my wife, Esther, and I made about six American University (AU) students studying in Cuba in Fall 2011. (While the audience watched the film, I worked the computer to advance my classes at AU […]

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AU-Pulitzer Reporting Fellowships

WASHINGTON, DC, 2 March 2016 — Kara Andrade, one of two winners of the 2015 AU-Pulitzer Center Student International Reporting Fellowships, addresses students at an information session in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Lab (MIL). In the second photo, Andrade is joined by (L to R) Kem Sawyer and Ann Peters, Contributing Editor, and […]

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“Rebel Reporting” Review

FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW THAT I WROTE RECENTLY FOR THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED, “REBEL REPORTING,” ABOUT JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST JOHN ROSS. YOU MAY FIND IT INTERESTING: “Rebel Reporting” took me back to the place where I began working my craft: Mexico and Central America, during what I refer to as, “The Golden Days of Journalism,” when […]

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U.S. Envoy to Backpack Event

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 11 December 2015 — U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura F. Dogu (in blue jacket) visits my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in the Nicaraguan capital. Titled, “Training the Trainers,” the four-day event was sponsored and funded by the U.S. Embassy.  

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